Peace through strength: North Korea, Iran, Economy

Last night was a very big night for the Republican Party. Every candidate that we wanted won, and they did very well. There was tremendous enthusiasm

My North Korea Blog Posts Indexed for Historians

People keep asking me what President Trump did to deserve credit for progress in North Korea. As a public service, I put together a quick list

North Korea: Kim walks away from deal, media claims trump is getting everything from the deal while Kim gets Nothing, update

Graphic Newsreel: America Pulls out of Paris Accord

published by: Alec One
date: 3-June-2017

What Happened:Paris Accord Keywords

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  • Accomplishes Little
  • Bad Deal
  • Undermines Competitiveness
  • USA Tax Payers, Fund UN
  • Badly Negotiated

My Understanding:

  • I’m just doing my part,
    and documenting,
    historical events,
    in ways,
    I can be entertained.

  • Life is, now, the stage.
    The individual is
    The producer,
    The director,
    The star
    The audience.

How do you want to be remembered in time?

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Thinking Out Loud, Life’s Important Topics: The first 3 questions to ask

published by: Alec One

Life’s important topics:

  • “Religion”
  • “Sex”
  • “Politics”

3 Questions to ask when collecting data from someone about Life’s important topics:

  1. Compared to what?
  2. At what cost?
  3. What hard evidence do you have?

Never assume there’s a simple solution to life’s important topics.

My Understanding:

  • The details of the “what” are important. It’s crucial for “people” to be able to articulate their thinking about Life’s important topics.
  • When I think about these 3 questions being asked when I gather data, I realize these are serious questions that require serious thought.
  • Fix my life using these questions before I even think I can advise someone else on “how” to live.
  • Start fixing the little things about my own life regarding sex, religion, & politics. These are the 3 thinking frameworks I have control of.
  • Focus on the things I know I should be doing in my own life. This is the “game rule” of living a heroic life.
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Thinking Out Loud: Bernie Sanders thoughts on President Trump’s first 100 days

published by: Alec One
date: 28-apr-2017

What Happened:


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  • He is speaking to constituents who share a socialist framework.
  • I’m curious, how many people who watched, listened, and processed this video are actively participating in responding to the pain of the “working class people” by building small businesses to employ people, rather than expecting tax dollars paid, by all people, to fund the benefits the federal government provides the people.
  • I can’t lie, it feels so good, listening to Grandpa Bernie tell me all the gossip of the rich and famous class and how the economy is “rigged” to benefit the rich class instead of the working class.

My Understanding:

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  • I see Senator Sanders through the lens of an elder. With affection, I will refer to Senator Bernie Sanders as Grandpa Sander’s.

My Question:

  • When did people loose the drive to build a better world through hard work and individual sacrifice?

My answer:

  • Parents created, and allowed, an environment for their kids, that was safe from personal growth and development through ordeals and confrontations.
  • If I listened to minds who project their realities onto my reality, I might go crazy.
  • Grandpa Bernie, if you want education, jobs, and healthcare to be available for more people, then think how the demands of the market (aka people who demand a product and people who create and supply the product) functions in reality.
  • Grandpa Bernie, the world is simple, people want to be safe, fed and healthy. Happiness is a by product of these simple rules.
  • Grandpa Bernie, people don’t “really” like, being forced, to help people they don’t understand, know, or personally engage with. I used Google ( BTW: a product of the market) to search for a word different from force and the result I liked was “Charity”.
  • Charity is literally love (Google the origin). Charity is humanity. Charity is volunteer. Charity cannot be forced.
  • What can be forced, taxes. The result of the taxes collected are redistributed as benefits to the people.
  • I also understand, large groups of people, won’t voluntarily contribute their time, to the needs of other large groups of people, without incentives.
  • Grandpa Bernie, what kinds of incentives, would inspire people to work hard for the benefit of other people?
  • Grandpa Bernies answer: …. Hmmm, tax the rich class more and the working class less (yes, I know they’re more working class people than the rich class, don’t forget my worldview is a socialist perspective.)


  • The kind of logic Grandpa Bernie is using should be viewed from his political framework. For example: Grandpa Bernie views reality through the mind of the socialists framework.
  • What is the socialist framework?
  • Where does the socialist framework view of reality exist and function now?
  • What are the sizes of the states/ nations that have a socialist framework?

My Hypothesis:

  • (I’m pretty sure) I won’t find something that is relative, in size, to the United States of America, that is as productive as the USA….

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Thinking Out Loud: Questions to Ask a Future team player.

published by: Alec One

During an epic web surfing session, I ended up stuck on someone’s website. I stared at the site because the title: The original snowflake test, is so fun to look at. I strike through the word snowflake because I’m going to adopt the test and use the tool as a way to group people’s moral frameworks for better personal communication.

The test or survey was given by the CEO Kyle Reyes to future, potential employees who want to work with “The Silent Partner Marketing” team. He created the survey to rule out people who wouldn’t fit in his teams dynamics.

The concept of building a team of like minded individuals is a powerful concept. I can see potential application of this survey being used in multiple areas. Imagine using these questions to start a conversation with potential partners. The questions can categorize people for quick communication links.

Original Test/Survey:

  1. How often should employees get raises?
  2. How do you feel about guns?
  3. What are your feelings about employees or clients carrying guns?
  4. What are your feelings about safe spaces in challenging work environments?
  5. In a creative environment like The Silent Partner Marketing, what do you envision work attire looking like?
  6. Should “trigger warnings” be issued before we release content for clients or the company that might be considered “controversial”?
  7. How do you feel about police?
  8. If you owned the company and were to find out that a client is operating unethically but was a high paying client…how would you handle it?
  9. When was the last time you cried and why?
  10. You arrive at an event for work and there’s a major celebrity you’ve always wanted to meet. What happens next?
  11. What’s your favorite kind of adult beverage?
  12. What’s the best way to communicate with clients?
  13. What’s your favorite thing to do in your free time?
  14. What are your thoughts on the current college environment as it pertains to a future workforce?
  15. What’s your typical breakfast?
  16. What’s your favorite drink when you go to a coffeehouse?
  17. How do you handle bullies?
  18. How do you handle it when your ideas are shot down?
  19. What do you do if a coworker comes to the table with an idea and it sucks?
  20. What does the first amendment mean to you?
  21. What does faith mean to you?
  22. Who is your role model and why?
  23. “You’re in Starbucks with two friends. Someone runs in and says someone is coming in with a gun in 15 seconds to shoot patrons. They offer you a gun. Do you take it? What do you do next?”
  24. What does America mean to you?
  25. You see someone stepping on an American flag. What do you do?
  26. What does “privilege” mean to you?
  27. What’s more important? Book smarts or street smarts? Why?

Source:The Original Snowflake Test